Fr. JC Maximilian: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
We Christians can be as greedy, materialistic, and thrill-seeking as anyone else. Too often we fail to make our eternal salvation the central goal of our lives, and instead focus just on the here-and-now, on this world. And in doing so we can be just as unhappy, just as lost, feeling just as abandoned and empty as anyone else.
Jesus looks on us with great feelings of pity. What must we do? First we must acknowledge the basic truth of reality, namely, that it is God who is the source and chief protagonist of all that is, all that surrounds us, and all that is within us. When we recognize the centrality of God, then we can sing out with today’s Responsorial Psalm the joy in recognizing ourselves as created by God, and of being the object of God’s love.